Founded in 1911, Yamamoto Kogaku and formerly the Yamamoto Optical Lens Manufacturing Co. were specialists in protective eyewear, namely dust glasses. Eyevan was started by the brand in 1972, and quickly gained notoriety in Japan, espescially with young people. With all manufacturing and processes handled inside Japan, Eyevan began expanding into the world market during the 1980s.
Eyevan were one of the first brands that began to design eyewear as a 'fashion item', updating styles as the world of fashion reinvented itself and morphed with the seasons. Alongside a superior product, Eyevan's visual communications were stylish and often futuristic, promoting Japanese technology to the world. Eyevan 7285 took over production in mid 2013, keeping the core values of the brand including Japanese manufacturing and select distribution.